The Labour Party gives itself 8 weeks to check up on new members. During that period the neophyte members may only attend their branches in a non-voting capacity. Rules detailing this process are Appendix 2 Rules1.B viii – xii on pages 61-62 of the 2016 Rule Book. Any rejection by the General Secretary can be appealed. The rules are silent on whether a rejection subject to appeal removes the the rights to attend or whether a stay is implemented until the appeal.